Dr Jimmy Rao - B.D.S

I graduated as a general dentist (B.D.S) Mumbai, India 2002. I undertook further training in orthodontics in Russia for 2 years. I gained my registration as a general dentist in Australia in 2012.
I am passionate about cosmetic treatments and braces undergoing regluar continuing education courses to stay up to date with the latest in dentistry. I love seeing my patients happy with the amazing smiles I can create. I am fluent in Russian, Hindi & English. I have worked in diverse places including Lismore and Casino in the Northern Rivers of NSW and have now settled at Lake Haven.

I also have a passion for music. Whilst in the surgery you will definitely hear some of my favourite music. I have a wonderful wife who is a passionate school teacher and on the weekends you will find me riding my motorbike, stand up paddle boarding and learning how to fish.



Fran Clarke - BOH (N'cle) Dental Hygienist

Fran was among the first cohort of dental hygienists in NSW to graduate from the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Oral Health degree program in 2007. She offers expertise in her field with a passion for educating children on best Oral hygiene practices at home.Fran has two teenage children and understands the importance to motivate teens to take care of their personal oral hygiene.

Fran works alongside Jimmy in a team that provides full oral health care and more.


Stacey - Oral Health Therapist

Stacey was born & bred in Mudgee. She left the "bush" to pursue her career as an oral health therapist. Stacey is a highly experienced clinician and has been making smiles beautiful for approximately 15 years. She graduated top of her class in Dental therapy with a high distinction average and was presented with the Kathleen Cusack memorial award for recognition of academic achievement.

Since graduating Stacey has worked in a variety of rural and remote areas including Dubbo ,Mudgee and as far west as Cobar where she participated in the Royal Flying Doctors service.

Stacey is very passionate about Oral Health promotion and she has spent a large proportion of her career servicing disadvantaged children. After settling on the central coast, she she has gained valuable experience in specialist periodontal services and general practice.


Karyn Gardner - BOH (N'cle) Dental Hygienist

Karyn has worked in the dental industry since 1990. Beginning her career as a dental assistant and progressing to the University of Newcastles dental Hygiene program graduating with a Bachelor of Oral Health in 2008.

Karyn has a passion for continuing education and is a qualified trainer for Hunter TAFE, training the next generation of Dental assistants.

Karyn has two children and enjoys spending her weekends entertaining friends and family.


Lee - Dental Assistant

Lee has worked in the dental industry for over 30 years. Lee brings extensive knowledge of all aspects of dentistry from general to cosmetic, implants and orthodontics.

Before joining us at Dental at Lake Haven she worked as a dental assistant, treatment and clinic coordinator and dental practice manager and is very passionate about her job. Lee is bright and bubbly with a kind and caring nature to welcome you  at the front desk when you attend for your appointment. Lee is available to answer your dental questions when you call the practice.


Sharyn - Dental Assistant

Sharyn has worked in the dental industry for many years and loves what she does. With her warm and caring nature she understands the importance of making people feel comfortable and at ease when coming into the dental atmosphere.

Outside of work Sharyn enjoys her family and friends, cooking, gardening and keeping active.

ALL HEALTH FUNDS ACCEPTED THROUGH HICAPS - We are preferred providers for NIB and HCF